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June Jobs

Find out what to do in your garden now.


Ornamental Garden:
  • Lightly trim box balls – traditionally on Derby Day 6th June (Derby Day postponed to 2021)!! Would be nice to encourage the box topiary to grow larger while retaining the shape.
  • Deadheading – salvia’s as the flower heads go over, penstemons, roses etc.
  • Consider spraying any plants infected with aphids or black fly with SB Plant Invigorator.
  • Weed!!!
  • Prune early flowering clematis.
  • Cut back foliage of tulips.
  • Trim other shrubs to shape as necessary.
  • Plant warm season grasses such as penisetum and panicum.
  • Treat bindweed/ground elder and other invasive weeds growing among other plants by applying a glyphosate based weed killer to their leaves.
  • Prune ornamental cherries after their flowers have faded.
  • There is still time to sow quick germinating annuals such as cosmos.
  • Sow winter bedding such as violas etc.
  • Cut back oriental poppies/pulmonaria etc after they have flowered. Remove all leaf as well to allow for fresh leaves to sprout.
  • Remove reverted shoots form variegated shrubs etc.

Vegetable Garden:
  • Direct sow carrots for autumn and winter harvest.
  • Sow Florence fennel and chicory.  
  • Plant out leeks once they are pencil thick.
  • Mulch strawberries with matting or straw.
  • Water potatoes for good sized tubers.
  • Feed tomatoes with regularly.
  • Ventilate greenhouse.

Written by: Alex Bell, www.alexbellgardendesign.co.uk

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